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Monday Mise en Place: Fleur de Lys To Close on Saturday

Bye bye for now, Fleur de Lys!

For those devoted to the existing Fleur de Lys at Mandalay Bay, time is running out before they shut their doors for a few months and work on a major remodel.  Saturday, September 11, Fleur dy Lys will close its doors and come back as something…else.  I don’t [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Las Vegas Chefs Find Out If They're James Beard Award Winners TODAY!

James Beard Foundation Award (courtesy: sfweekly.com)

Could this be the Year of the Moonen? A Jöel Robuchon Vegas Trifecta? We will all find out in just a few short hours as the Chef and Restaurant James Beard Foundation Awards will be announced in New York City starting at about 2:00pm Vegas time (5:00pm in the [...]

Monday Mise en Place: 2010 James Beard Award Finalists Have Been Announced

James Beard Award

The 2010 James Beard Awards were whittled down to the Finalists today from the Semifinals that were reported earlier on Tasting Las Vegas.  Congratulations to the following nominees with ties to Las Vegas:

Outstanding Restaurateur:

Richard Melman, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (El Segundo Sol, Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Mon Ami Gabi & [...]

Las Vegas Shines with James Beard Award Semifinalists

The James Beard Foundation has announced their 2010 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists, and no surprise, Las Vegas has a strong representation!

James Beard Award

The Outstanding Restaurateur gave a nod to Richard Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Mon Ami Gabi & Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab).  [...]